Bilberry Extract Plus
Bilberry Has Shown to Support:
Helps Improve vision*
Helps night blindness*
Helps with Glaucoma*
Mild inflammation of the throat and
Urinary tract and kidney problems*
Arthritis and gout*
Improves blood circulation*
Angina (chest pain)*
Helps with hardening of the arteries*
Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome*
myrtillus) is a small shrub that grows in cool, temperate regions of both the
northern and southern hemispheres. It is related to the blueberry of the health
family and is also known as blueberry and common whortleberry on Europe. It is
first mentioned in early herbal traditional medicine from the Middle Ages, and
became more prominent during the 18th century. Today it is listed in the German
Commission "E" Monographs, and the studies into its nutritive
properties are ongoing.
The specific activity of
Bilberry comes from the concentrated fruit pigments, called Anthocyanidins,
which have a strengthening effect on the walls of the vascular system. Collagen
protein in the vascular wall becomes stronger in the presence of Bilberry and
the fine capillaries become less susceptible to leakage.
Bilberry fruit also
contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral activities from the tannin compounds.
Bilberry is used in reducing eye strain and improving night vision. In addition
to helping the capillaries supply blood to the eyes, the Bilberry pigment helps
produce visual purple, the chemical that transmits light into electrical
signals for the brain. Bilberry is great for anyone who must use his or her
eyes for long periods without rest.
In summary, Bilberry
Complex aids in the eyes' ability to focus, helps the eyes adapt to the dark,
strengthens the small capillaries that supply blood to the eyes, helps promote
the sharpness of images, has anti-bacterial/anti-viral activities from the
tannin compounds useful in correcting night blindness and may also help
cataracts and may halt or prevent macular degeneration. 25% Anthocyanosides:
Standardized bilberry extract, with 10,000 IU beta-carotene, carrot powder,
citrus bioflavonoids, and riboflavin.
Benefits for the Vascular System*
Bilberry extracts have been proven
to be extremely helpful in reducing issues relating to the vascular system. It
is often recommended for people who suffer from varicose veins, hemorrhoids. It
has also been thought to aid in the prevention and treatment of
Atherosclerosis is when the fatty
substance that collects in your arteries hardens forming calcium deposits and
can lead to artery blockage. Bilberry has the ability to aid these types of
conditions because it contains anthocyanins which act as an anti-inflammatory
and are vasoprotective , antiedematous , and vasodialative , as well as other
bioflavonoids and antioxidants anthocyanosides, ellagitannins, and
Bilberry’s ability to strengthen
blood capillaries might also come in handy for people who find that they bruise
Benefits for the Eyes*
The fruit of this plant has the
ability to neutralize free radicals in the brain and eyes. The same anthocyanins that help correct issues relating to the blood vessels
are at work to improve vision maladies such as poor night vision, cataracts,
glaucoma and macular degeneration.
According to The Complete Idiots
Guide to Herbal Remedies, British pilots in World War II used bilberry to
improve their vision for night flying. Positive results were reported in as
little as two weeks from the start of use.
Cataract conditions also respond
well to the anthosyanosides in bilberry. In an Italian study, 50 people with
early-stage cataracts were treated with bilberry extracts, along with other
antioxidants and vitamins and the treatment was 97% effective!
Benefits and Cancer*
According to the PDR for Herbal
Medicine, parts of the bilberry plant have been reported to have antineoplastic
effects. What this means is that they are said to inhibit the growth and
maturation of neoplasms, which are tumors that could at some point prove to be
malignant. For instance, extract of bilberry can slow or stop the growth of
human leukemia cells and human colon carcinoma cells growth through the
induction of programmed cell death, or apoptosis.
for the Digestion System*
One of the major bilberry benefits
is that of the digestive system. It is well documented that this magical
extract has been used to treat acute diarrhea, especially in children.
According to the Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies, vaccinium myrtillus (the
scientific name for bilberry) slows the transit of fluids through your
digestive system, thus resuming digestion to its normal state.
As you can see, many bilberry
benefits have been thoroughly documented throughout the years. Due to the many
antioxidants at work in this miracle berry, it has proven to be a safe and
effective treatment method when used under the care of a physician. Various
studies are underway with the theory that bilberry can provide even more
positive effects on our health such as skin improvements and peptic ulcer
treatment. We are only just beginning to uncover bilberry benefits and should
see more to come in the future.
For hundreds of years herbalists
have been prescribing Bilberry for night blindness and failing vision. Because
of its high antioxidant content, this herb can prevent damage of the eye by
free radicals. Besides the antioxidant anthocyanin, Bilberry also contains
Vitamin C and A. These are also helpful for good vision, as they are needed for
the repair of tissue cells.
The fruit of the Bilberry plant also
helps protect the blood vessels and collagen structure in the eyes. This is important
for the capillaries that shuttle nutrients to the eye’s nerves and muscles.
The component in Bilberry called
Anthocyanin is what is believed to give this herb it’s ability to improve eye
health. This substance can actually help the eyes adapt to different lighting
conditions and protect them from damaging sunlight. Since free radicals are the
leading cause of eye problems, its high levels of antioxidants play an
important role in eye health.
Many people suffering from “wet
macular degeneration” take Bilberry because it strengthens the capillaries.
When the capillaries bleed, they cause scarring which causes vision loss. When
the capillaries are strong, they won’t leak fluid which is a major source of
Because Bilberry contains many
potent antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage, it makes this herb
good for anti-aging. It is often an ingredient in popular anti-aging formulas.
Besides offering great protection
for the eyes, Bilberry can also be used to treat problems of the digestive
tract and other stomach ailments. It is an effective treatment for nausea,
diarrhea and indigestion. It can also be beneficial to the mucous membranes in
the throat and mouth, due to its anti-inflammation properties.
LifeSource Vitamins Bilberry Complex, Promotes healthy eye
function and vision, Provides antioxidants, Reduces free radical damage to the
retina, Improves night vision, Soothes sore, tired eyes and much more.*
Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s
Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices
in the USA, with ALL USA Ingredients!
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